reied it yesterday, first session liquid this year !
wind, i believe 15 to 20 ( 12m, trimmed 1/3, for 205 pounds ).
short waves from the st laurent river ( short waves or big chop ? 2 feet tall ! )
compared with : rogue wave 137x42 and naish haze 138x45, same day saame wind.
tried it strapless as insert position is wrong and wind was to hight for it anyways.
gues what ? rides like a charm, i'm amazed.
it's stiff ( no flex at all, ) but rides up and down ths chop like nothing, get's even up and down the waves ( i believe 2 feets maybé 3 is not a chop anymore ) cause it's rocker and weight ( weight actually helps a lot for downwave stability i believe )
despite 20 n wind, NO spray on face at all, NONE, tracks upwind like hell, better then my 2 other board i could compare it to.
tried it both sides : 2 deferent sidecuts and, of course the snowboard like get's upwind from itselfs, the other one is nice to.
when ridden, no feel from weight, exept it does no fly off the top off waves.
so, BIG chop, 15 to 20 wind, Less spray then reg board, more up wind, smothest ride, less tired on back foot ( strap less that's why ), more fun.
and the grip works really fine, no slips.
going to make the same with 3 times 1/8 ply and carbon on top !
rode it with on fin setup, mini surf like fin in the center position.